How do you describe the Gospel? What words would you use? What imagery comes to mind?Join us as we consider two aspects of the Gospel and how they tie together.
After Jesus shows his disciples who is and why he came into the world, he commissions them to continue on with the work he has been showing. As he had been sent from the Father, he is now sending them.
Jesus uses a powerful illustration about having a fruitful, productive life, and the dangers of not staying connected to Him.
What does it mean to believe?How would you put your belief in practice?What path would you take to get to the life you want?
When does life begin? Real, lasting, eternal life? Abundant, life transforming life?
What does a shepherd risk for his sheep? How far would he go to rescue them? What price would he pay to ensure their safety?If you found a Good Shepherd, would you listen to him? Would you follow him?
Jesus uses mixed metaphors to get his point across. He is both the one who enters through the door of the sheep and he is the door.And then he adds another layer – who are you listening to? In a world where everyone has something to tell you, the voice of Jesus is the voice of life.
Jesus once again takes a very simple illustration of light and darkness to reveal more of his identity and why that is so important for us…and the rest of the world.
Today begins a seven part series on the I Am statements of Jesus from John’s gospel account. Jesus starts with a very basic staple of people’s everyday life…bread.
When you are in Christ and Christ is in you everything changes!